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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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Graceful Homestay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Graceful at the start of our trip and were delighted to return again for our last night. Giles and Sylvia could not have been more welcoming and helpful; giving us advice, phoning on our behalf and booking tuk tuks for us. They obviously take a delight in sharing their lovely house and their beautiful garden. Our breakfast... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giles and Sylvia went the extra mile to make sure that we found interesting places to see, and helping us find good places to eat. We'll come back next time we're in Trivandrum. Comfortable and welcoming.

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed at Graceful Homestay for three nights during Nov 2014.In retrospect we now wish it had been for at least double that time. We found our hosts Sylvia, Giles and Elsy to be warm and welcoming and were extremely helpful in organizing rickshaws, good restaurants and places to visit. Giles was extremely knowledgeable about local customs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location to recharge the batteries for a few hours in the peaceful surroundings of Phillips hill. First time in a few weeks were we couldn't hear any horns or traffic from our room, coffee and tea readily available in the veranda were the owner, Giles, can answer any of your queries about the area and evening organise a tuc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Correspondence with Giles and his sister Sylvia before our visit to Graceful Homestay was excellent, informative and reassuring. This behaviour continued during our stay with Giles being a willing and caring host, helping us to organise taxis, recommending trips and restaurants. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and shown to spacious and clean rooms, with lots of hot water... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Fyonna, for this lovely & comprehensive review of your stay at Graceful. It's always been my endeavor that the initial correspondence by as informative & reassuring as possible so that guests can establish good communication links before arriving at Graceful. Any additional questions regarding local attractions or travel to other parts of Kerala are also answered as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a place to stay...... home away from home ! We had a wonderful time staying in Graceful Homes. Never seen such well maintained property where everything was immaculately clean and perfect and not to forget the welcoming host and great food ! will surely recommend a must visit if you are in or near Trivandrum !

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Tanuja, for honoring us with a visit with your family. It was a pleasure to host you and offer the comforts of a home away from home. We are humbled by the warm review of your stay at Graceful & for encouraging others to do so as well. We look forward to hosting you & your family again... More 

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We booked this homestay because it was close to the Institute where we had a workshop in Trivandrum. Little did we know what an amazing experience it would be. The homestay is set on the top of a small hill, surrounded by palm trees and peace and quiet. It is really an oasis in an otherwise very busy city. The... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Sylvia, for the warm words of appreciation of your stay at Graceful. We are happy that we came up to your expectations & that you enjoyed every moment of your stay here. For us also it was a pleasure to welcome you into our home and ensure that you are comfortable & feel completely at home. Thank you... More 

Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a wonderful experience to stay at Graceful home stay. As the name goes the hosts are indeed very graceful, warm and friendly. Rooms were very clean and well maintained and the charm of the property gets to you almost immediately. The breakfast was simply the best. This was indeed a home away from home. Thank you for the... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Revati, for the warm words of appreciation of your stay at Graceful. We are happy that you found our property clean & charming and were comfortable in your temporary surroundings. Elsy is delighted that you loved the food enough to feel completely at home and enjoy every moment of your stay here. For us also it was a... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Many nice things about this place.. Beautiful garden valley & comfy antique interiors, very warm & helpful staff, tasty breakfast. All of this for me, compensated the slight disadvantage in terms of location.. Moreover, the owners knew an auto rickshaw driver, would call him whenever I needed transport to go anywhere.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Aditi, for the warm review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you loved most aspects of your stay here despite the "disadvantage of location". But then, as you would have noticed, if we would have been closer to the city center, then we would not have had a locale as green & natural as where... More 

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17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We can't fault Graceful Homestay; it has absolutely everything a traveller could wish for! We stayed here for a week, more for Graceful than Trivandrum itself. Our room was large and immaculately clean; we took the 'Down Under' which came with it's own lounge and kitchen. We also had access to the main kitchen upstairs where tea, biscuits and bananas... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Lyn & Ollie, for this wonderful review of your stay at Graceful. We feel overwhelmed & humbled. You touched all aspects of Graceful as the perfect home away from home and this is greatly appreciated. We try to provide the right ambiance and warm hospitality to make you feel completely at home. It is important for us that... More 

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Address: PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Graceful Homestay Hotel Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Graceful Homestay Kerala, India

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